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Evidence that particulate methane monooxygenase and ammonia monooxygenase may be evolutionarily related.
Genes encoding particulate methane monooxygenase and ammonia monooxygenase share high sequence identity. Degenerate oligonucleotide primers were designed, based on regions of shared amino acidExpand
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Environmental Microbiology
Filamentous fungi are important organisms for basic discovery, industry, and human health. Their natural growth environments are extremely variable, a fact refl ected by the numerous methodsExpand
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Spatial scaling of microbial eukaryote diversity
Patterns in the spatial distribution of organisms provide important information about mechanisms that regulate the diversity of life and the complexity of ecosystems. Although microorganisms mayExpand
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Characterization of Methanotrophic Bacterial Populations in Soils Showing Atmospheric Methane Uptake
ABSTRACT The global methane cycle includes both terrestrial and atmospheric processes and may contribute to feedback regulation of the climate. Most oxic soils are a net sink for methane, and theseExpand
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The evolution of class 1 integrons and the rise of antibiotic resistance.
Class 1 integrons are central players in the worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance, because they can capture and express diverse resistance genes. In addition, they are often embedded inExpand
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Gene Cassette PCR: Sequence-Independent Recovery of Entire Genes from Environmental DNA
ABSTRACT The vast majority of bacteria in the environment have yet to be cultured. Consequently, a major proportion of both genetic diversity within known gene families and an unknown number of novelExpand
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Particulate methane monooxygenase genes in methanotrophs.
A 45-kDa membrane polypeptide that is associated with activity of the particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) has been purified from three methanotrophic bacteria, and the N-terminal amino acidExpand
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Analysis of 16S rRNA and methane monooxygenase gene sequences reveals a novel group of thermotolerant and thermophilic methanotrophs, Methylocaldum gen. nov.
Two methanotrophic bacteria with optimum growth temperatures above 40° C were isolated. Thermotolerant strain LK6 was isolated from agricultural soil, and the moderately thermophilic strain OR2 wasExpand
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Integrons in Xanthomonas: a source of species genome diversity.
Integrons are best known for assembling antibiotic resistance genes in clinical bacteria. They capture genes by using integrase-mediated site-specific recombination of mobile gene cassettes.Expand
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Recovery of new integron classes from environmental DNA.
Integrons are genetic elements known for their role in the acquisition and expression of genes conferring antibiotic resistance. Such acquisition is mediated by an integron-encoded integrase, whichExpand
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